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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Gloom/Rain ~ Snow ~ Dude ~ Picture of the Day ~ Sheriff Baca ~ 20 Minute Light Orange Chicken for Chinese New Year ~ Alex Corsaro ~ National Tortellini Day 

Good 33ยบ it SNOWED morning!

Yesterday was soooooooooooooooooo gloomy dark and cloudy.... you can still see remnants of the snow on my mountain...

And Dude was keeping and eye on the gate.....

The rain started about 2pm and we got 1/2". Then when I got up this morning we were COVERED in snow! The weather people said we'd get some rain down here and snow at the 2500' and higher. Wrong! 

There doesn't look like any snow in Medford or all of Grants Pass, just the higher spots... but this is our off and on ramps for Rogue River...

Before I could get my computer to work I had to put on my snow boots and grab a broom and clean off the satellite dishes for the computer and for the TV. 

Picture of the Day.....

Former LA County Sheriff Caca (Baca)
loses his appeal and faces prison.

20 Minute Light Orange Chicken for Chinese New Year

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 pound boneless and skinless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon chill sauce such as sambal oelek or sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest, grated
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, grated
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup green onion, sliced (optional)
  1. Heat the oil in a pan over medium-high heat, add the chicken and cook until cooked through, about 2-4 minutes per side.
  2. Add the mixture of the orange juice, honey, soy sauce, rice vinegar, chill sauce, garlic, ginger and the mixture of the water and the corn starch, toss to coat and cook until the sauce thickens, about a minute.
  3. Remove from heat and serve garnished with sliced green onions.
Option: Replace some or all of the honey with orange marmalade.
Option: Add some vegetables to the mix such as broccoli, peas, peppers, etc.

Special birthday today.... my Italian son Alex Corsaro. Alex and Brian BFFs and he lived with us during high school years. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SON! Love you!

^Alex with his beautiful girlfriend Maria
Alex and Brian are one day apart in birthdays.... here they are washing windows and posing! .....

And Alex was also a Marine...

Historically this date....
1970 – Black Sabbath, arguably the very first heavy metal album, is released.

1971 – Vietnam War: Backed by American air and artillery support, South Vietnamese troops invade Laos.
1991 – Gulf War: Two laser-guided "smart bombs" destroy the Amiriyah shelter in Baghdad. Allied forces said the bunker was being used as a military communications outpost, but over 400 Iraqi civilians inside were killed.

2011 – For the first time in more than 100 years the Umatilla, an American Indian tribe, were able to hunt and harvest a bison just outside Yellowstone National Park, restoring a centuries-old tradition guaranteed by a treaty signed in 1855.

2017 – Kim Jong-nam, brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, is assassinated at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

And births this date include....
1919 – Tennessee Ernie Ford, American musician (d. 1991)

1923 – Chuck Yeager, American fighter and test pilot

1933 – Kim Novak, American actress
She left Hollywood and wanted to continue with her artistic talent. She lives just northeast of here in Sams Valley.

1934 – George Segal, American actor

1942 – Carol Lynley, American actress

1942 – Peter Tork, American musician and actor (The Monkees)


1944 – Stockard Channing, American actress

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
Look Alex, an Italian food day on your birthday!!! Cool! 

Pasta lovers will enjoy a traditional stuffed pasta during National Tortellini Day on February 13!  
Tortellini is a signature dish from the Italian region of Bologna, where they claim to have created this stuffed pasta packed with flavor.  Ravioli, tortellini, and tortellacci are all part of the same family of stuffed pasta. The most common fillings for tortellini are ham, white meat, and Parmesan cheese.
An organization called The Learned Order of the Tortellini in the city of Bologna has its members wear to the meetings red and gold hats that are shaped like tortellini.  They also wear a ribbon, around their neck that has a gold shaped tortellini hanging on it.  The Learned Order of the Tortellini has a large membership that is dedicated to the preservation of the traditional tortellini.
There are many ways to prepare a tortellini dish.  You may want to top it with a cheese sauce, cream sauce, pesto or tomato sauce, or follow one of the thousands of cooking blogs available for a great tortellini recipe.
Enjoy one of these tortellini recipes: